The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) and the Oceanside Public Library will be hosting the 20th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The event will take place in the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, located downtown at 330 N. Coast Highway in the Oceanside CA Cultural District, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Event admission is free and open to the public.
Unable to happen in 2020, this beloved community event returns with a day full of Philippine folk dancing and music, colorful costumes, special performances from local Filipino-American talents, and delicious Filipino cuisine. There will be a variety of vendors offering products and services in the Plaza area. Guests will be delighted by the FACO Cultural Dance Group which will perform dances from Luzon, Mindanao, and the Visayan Islands. Scholarships will be awarded to deserving Filipino-American high school seniors in North San Diego County and in the Philippines.
Now in existence for over 45 years, FACO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose platform includes: youth education; disaster relief; preservation and promotion of cultural heritage; providing scholarships to Filipinos in the USA and the Philippines; supports 126 students in the DAU SPED Center in the Philippines; donations to the House of the Philippines project in San Diego Balboa Park and the Oceanside Public Library; provision of free Tagalog classes and cultural dance lessons to its members; and formation of its own choir group. In addition, FACO has established a Senior Program and a Hospitality Program and provides food distribution and other support for seniors as needed.
For more information about the event, please visit www.filamcultural.com or call Dori Harris at (760) 822-0683 or Genevieve Wunder at (760) 717-7151. For Library information, visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.